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Title: Fuel cell subassemblies incorporating subgasketed thrifted membranes

Abstract

An automated roll to roll method of making a fuel cell roll good subassembly is described wherein an elongated first subgasket web having a plurality of apertures is moved relative to a plurality of individual electrolyte membranes, each individual electrolyte membrane having a center region. The individual electrolyte membranes are aligned with the first subgasket web so that a center region of each electrolyte membrane is aligned with an aperture of the first subgasket web and the individual electrolyte membranes are attached to the first subgasket web.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
3M Innovative Properties Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600174
Patent Number(s):
10446868
Application Number:
15/005,571
Assignee:
3M Innovative Properties Company (Saint Paul, MN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-07GO17006
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/25/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Iverson, Eric J., Pierpont, Daniel M., Yandrasits, Michael A., Hamrock, Steven J., Obradovich, Stephan J., and Peterson, Donald G. Fuel cell subassemblies incorporating subgasketed thrifted membranes. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Iverson, Eric J., Pierpont, Daniel M., Yandrasits, Michael A., Hamrock, Steven J., Obradovich, Stephan J., & Peterson, Donald G. Fuel cell subassemblies incorporating subgasketed thrifted membranes. United States.
Iverson, Eric J., Pierpont, Daniel M., Yandrasits, Michael A., Hamrock, Steven J., Obradovich, Stephan J., and Peterson, Donald G. Tue . "Fuel cell subassemblies incorporating subgasketed thrifted membranes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600174.
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abstractNote = {An automated roll to roll method of making a fuel cell roll good subassembly is described wherein an elongated first subgasket web having a plurality of apertures is moved relative to a plurality of individual electrolyte membranes, each individual electrolyte membrane having a center region. The individual electrolyte membranes are aligned with the first subgasket web so that a center region of each electrolyte membrane is aligned with an aperture of the first subgasket web and the individual electrolyte membranes are attached to the first subgasket web.},
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year = {2019},
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